On last night’s episode of “Conan”, Conan O’Brien took issue with a tweet posted by @StephenAtHome regarding the “All Bear Edition” of ThreatDown. While “The Colbert Report” may have spotlighted a self-pleasuring grizzly, Conan remains his audience that for the past seventeen years, there has only been one real Masturbating Bear worth caring about.
Marvel is excited to announce that on Wednesday, July 16th, at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, Marvel’s Joe Quesada will be announcing an all-new comic book title and all-new era for one of Marvel’s most classic Super Heroes on the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central.
BUMP — STEPHEN WON AMAZON!
We faithful members of the Colbert Nation know that a few weeks ago, Stephen Colbert declared all-out war on Amazon after the powerful mega-store demanded better financial terms from the publisher Hachette. When the publisher refused, Amazon threw a tantrum and retaliated by removing all the “buy” and “presale” buttons from Hachette’s books. Unfortunately for them, Hachette (or, rather, Grand Central, which is part of Hachette) is Stephen’s publisher. Jon Stewart’s, too, by the way. That meant Stephen’s books couldn’t be purchased. And that made Stephen raging MAD.
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When the call came, Michele Ganeless didn’t want to pick up the phone. Stephen Colbert was on the line, and the Comedy Central president had a feeling it was bad news. “There was a moment of, ‘I don’t know that I want to have this conversation because I’m afraid of what it’s going to be,’” she recalls. Sure enough, the star of the network’s longtime hit The Colbert Report told her he was leaving to take David Letterman’s coveted late-night slot on CBS. After hearing the news, “there was maybe a moment of perspiration,” she says with a laugh. Colbert’s departure will be a big test for Ganeless, who has worked at Comedy Central on and off since the channel’s birth in the early ’90s and was appointed president in 2007. In May, she announced Colbert’s replacement: Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore, whose satirical news-commentary show, The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore, will debut early next year.
Ariel Dumas, a performer from The Second City’s touring company, has joined the writing staff of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” a representative for Second City said on Friday.
In addition to her work with Second City, Dumas has performed on occasion with The Deltones at iO Theater.
Source: Chicago Tribune.
A new report warns just how much this country stands to lose when Stephen Colbert shutters his Comedy Central late-night show to take over for David Letterman at CBS. According to the Annenberg Public Policy Center, viewers of The Colbert Report who watched Colbert set up a super PAC and 501(c)(4) organization during the last presidential election cycle were better informed about campaign financing and the role of money in politics than viewers of actual news channels and other, actual-news shows.
“It’s the first study actually showing that Colbert is doing a better job than other news sources at teaching people about campaign financing,” crowed Bruce W. Hardy, Ph.D., lead author of the study and a senior researcher at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania. “Consistently, we found that Colbert did better than every other news source we included in our model.”
The published study tested The Colbert Report against CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and broadcast nightly news — as well as talk radio and newspapers – as sources of political information. The study, appropriately called Stephen Colbert’s Civics Lesson, was based on phone survey data from 1,232 adults 18 years or older who were interviewed between Dec. 13, 2012 and Dec. 23, 2012.
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